2011-09-03

Multiview of Milano


Italy is a country that I love, but I've never been in Milano (Milan in English). "Mediolanum-card" sent a multiview card of the city with the Cathedral, the Navigli canal system made by Leonardo Da'Vinci and a Palace (not sure which one).

"Milan is a city in Italy and the capital of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area, roughly coinciding with its administrative province and the bordering Province of Monza and Brianza (created in 2004 splitting the northern part from the province of Milan itself), is one of Europe's largest with an estimated population of over 4 million spread over 1,980 km2 (764.48 sq mi), with a consequent population density of more than 2,000 inhabitants/km². The growth of many suburbs and satellite settlements around the city proper following the great economic boom of the 1950-60s and massive commuting flows suggest that socioeconomic linkages have expanded well beyond the boundaries of the city proper and its agglomeration, creating a metropolitan area of 7.4 million population expanded all over the central section of Lombardy region. It has been suggested that the Milan metropolitan area is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density." In: Wikipedia

"The navigli was a system of navigable and interconnected canals around Milan, in Lombardy, Northern Italy.
Five canals made up the system:
1)Naviglio Grande
2)Naviglio Pavese
3)Naviglio Martesana
4)Naviglio di Paderno
5)Naviglio di Bereguardo

The first three were connected through Milan via the Fossa Interna, also known as the Inner Ring. The urban section of the Naviglio Martesana was covered over at the beginning of the 1930s, together with the entire Inner Ring, thus sounding the death knell for the north-eastern canals. Commercial carrying continued on the Naviglio Grande, but the decline was steady and by the sixties it was over for good.
Today they are mostly derelict, unnavigable, or used for irrigation. However, plans are afoot to restore the Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavese to through navigation." In: Wikipedia
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